The department of cultural affairs on the current situation

The cultural sector is strongly affected by the measures to control the Corona virus. Peter Haerle, Director of Cultural Affairs of the City of Zurich, has addressed Zurich artists and culture professionals in an open letter on Friday 20 March 2020. He supports the statements of federal government and the canton that “the cultural industry is in need of immediate help.”

We highly appreciate the announced assistance to culture professionals in Switzerland. As an international festival featuring artists from all over the world, we are concerned that culture professionals in other countries receive the same adequate attention. Performing at festivals such as the Theater Spektakel are of utmost importance to them. We are well aware of that and are closely monitoring the current development.

Open letter by Peter Haerle (German only)